Regulatory Policies Driving Increases in Utility Investments in EE

Report: Utility Spending on Energy Efficiency Soars as Supportive State Policies Are Expanded

POWER, December 17, 2014

The report, “State Electric Efficiency Regulatory Frameworks,” outlines policy developments that support utility investments in electric efficiency programs, including how several states have updated their existing regulatory frameworks for energy efficiency since July 2013.

The report focuses on three regulatory mechanisms that relate to investments in energy efficiency. The first involves direct cost recovery, which refers to the recovery of costs related to the program administration, implementation, and actual costs through rate cases, system benefit charges, and tariff rider/surcharges.

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